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Hemerocallis 'Adorable Tiger'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily

The “eyes” have it with this brilliant daylily!  Golden orange flowers display a very prominent, sienna red eye that covers at least half of the petals and a matching red, extra wide picotee, ruffled edge.  There’s almost more red than orange in this daylily because of its exceptionally large eye.  The colors are clear and vibrant, making quite a statement even from a distance. The thick, gold dusted petals glimmer in the summer sun. 

Narrow, well-branched scapes carry the colorful 4-5" blossoms in midsummer.  

Dormant tetraploid.

This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Breeder: Rasmussen

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  26 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
  Red shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Award of Merit (Outstanding beauty and performance over a wide area of the country) 2007
  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 2004
  American Hemerocallis Society Junior Citation (Best new seedling) 1998
  American Hemerocallis Society Don C. Stevens Award (Best eyed cultivar) 2008

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
5,6,7,8
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Echinacea 'Cleopatra' PP24631
Common Name: Coneflower
4,5,6,7,8
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia
5,6,7,8,9
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Cerise' PPAF CPBRAF
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.